Dear colleagues, this an invitaiton to an interesting webinar by the DAC GovNet that I would like to forward you:
“Covid-19 and the Business Case for Democracy: Do Democracies Deliver?" Virtual Roundtable Event on October 5, 2020, 14:00-15:30 CET (Stockholm, Paris). Feel free to circulate this invitation in your organizations.
The event is organized by the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute in collaboration with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Confirmed speakers include Staffan I. Lindberg (University of Gothenburg), Anna Lührmann (University of Gothenburg), Carl-Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo), Annika Silva Leander (International IDEA), Achim Johannsen (BMZ) and Thomas Millar (European Commission).
The Roundtable is a closed event (registration required) for development cooperation professionals working for the EU, BMZ, GIZ, or their partner organizations as well as academia. To register, please email email@example.com.
For more information, please see the event announcement under this link: https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/BCFD%20Event%20Announcement.pdf
Kind regards, Ursula
Mutual aid groups morphing into long term citizens’ organizations; women’s organizations forming to address the surge in domestic violence during lockdown; small producers switching to producing protective equipment for health and care workers.
Across the world, people are responding to the pandemic at a local level by acting, organizing and learning. What kinds of patterns can be identified in this ‘emergent agency’? How could others support and amplify this work? And what could be the long term impact of all of that?
That’s the focus of a new research
programme between Oxfam and the
LSE’s Atlantic Fellows for
Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme: ‘Emergent
Agency in a Time of Covid-19’.
There are several ways how you can join: https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/launching-a-new-research-and-action-programme-on-emergent-agency-in-a-time-of-covid-want-to-join-us/
Dear Network members
The cooperation offices in Nairobi and Addis are embarking on an interesting journey. They are looking for consultants knowledgeable in Political Economy Analysis, that would lead a process, where they facilitate the analysis in close collaboration with the office. The aim is twofold:
(1) To support the Cooperation Office in reflecting on and analyzing the context in Somalia, and the arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya and Ethiopia and its implications for the priority areas of future intervention of Swiss cooperation (Swiss Cooperation Program 2022-2025), according to a logic of a political economy analysis (PEA).
(2) To do this in a “facilitated way”, meaning that the involved office staff is actually learning about the method by doing the analysis together with the consultants. Therefore, the inclusion and participation of the office staff is a key aspect of the mandate, and also helps that new knowledge and reflections are owned and used in the office for the implementation of the future Cooperation Program.
Deadline is already the 18th of September.
Swiss Cooperation Office Kosovo is requesting the services of an
experienced team of consultants (preferably one international and one national
expert) to conduct an external review of the project “Decentralisation and
Municipal Support” (DEMOS) Phase II, initiated and mandated by the SDC,
co-financed by the governments of Kosovo, Sweden and Norway, and implemented by
Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. The external review will feed into the
planning of DEMOS Phase III (envisaged exit phase for SDC). These terms of
reference outline the framework upon which the consultants shall provide their
How the Covid-19 Crisis Challenges Resilience and
Functionality of Multi-level Governance Systems in Asia
The DeLoG Secretariat in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank
(ADB) is organising two webinars exploring the implications of the
Covid-19 crisis to multi-level governance systems in the Asia-Pacific region.
These webinars are organised in partnership with the ADB, the Local
Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN) Asia and the German
Development Cooperation (GIZ). Panelists will include
representatives from several ADB-Developing Member Countries, ADB-staff,
academics, and the OECD.
The webinars are scheduled for 2 and 10
September 2020, at 2 pm CEST (=8pm Manila time).
The first webinar (2 September) on “Policies and Strategies Post
Covid-19: How to strengthen Multi-level Systems in Asia” will look at
policy and strategy challenges for Asia’s multi-level systems, explore how the
political, fiscal and administrative features of multi-level systems can be
improved to cope with the medium-term implications of Covid-19, and will also
examine implications of the pandemic for realising the 2030 Agenda in the
region, and for the efforts to localise SDGs.
Online registration for this webinar is open now.
The second webinar (10 September) on “Coping with the Crisis:
Multi-level Systems in Action” will discuss practical experiences of
different countries in the region in responding to the Covid-19 situation,
looking in more detail at the respective roles and mandates of each level of
government, and the effectiveness of existing mechanisms and processes of
coordination and communication between levels of government.
Online registration for this webinar is open now.
es pays du G5 Sahel – Burkina Faso, Tchad, Mali, Mauritanie et Niger – organiseront des élections en 2020 et 2021. Ces élections se dérouleront dans un contexte où tous sont confrontés à de graves défis humanitaires et sécuritaires, aggravés par la fragilité de leurs institutions.
La propagation de la pandémie de COVID-19 et ses impacts socio-économiques aggravent la situation et soulèvent même des questions sur la possibilité d’organiser des élections dans un environnement si volatil.
Ce guide a été développé par International IDEA pour aider les décideurs et les praticiens dans ce contexte.
Il est accessible sur ce lien:
ADB's Governance Thematic Group has
announced the piloting of a new e-learning opportunity on Decentralization, Local Governance,
and Localizing SDGs in Asia.
development of this tutored six-module course over 2 months targets ADB staff
and relevant national and sub-national government officials from the Bank's
Developing Member Countries (DMCs).
There will be a limited number of slots for
representatives from other development partners interested to deepen their
understanding about decentralization processes and the challenges for
localizing SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region.
registration for the course is open until 15 August 2020. Selected
applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 21 August 2020. The first
module will go online on 7 September 2020 and the tutored course will run until
2 November 2020.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Albania is looking for a consultant or team of consultants
for conducting an evaluation for Regional Development Program in Albania.
Time dedicated to the mandate: 35 days, between October to December 2020. The evaluationforesees a field mission in Albania, tentatively in the period from 16-27 November
2020 (subject of confirmation).
Application process: We invite organizations/teams of consultants who wish
to apply to refer to the attached Terms of Reference (ToR - 771.221_7F-07021.04_ToRs_RDP evaluation.docx) including a cover letter, with CVs and previous background on
similar assignments, and a competitive quote) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
by August 24, 2020 COB.
In case of questions or clarifications needed,
organizations/teams of consultants will be invited to an interview by phone or
We would appreciate if you can distribute this
announcement within your networks.
and Local Governance
Switzerland in Albania
Tel: + 355 04 2240102
La Division Coopération Internationale de l’Ambassade de Suisse en
Tunisie est à la recherche d'un/une consultant/e
international/e pour une mission d’évaluation à mi-parcours des projets suisses
PEV en Tunisie principalement. Le dernier délai de postulation est le 20
Pour tous renseignements concernant ce mandat veuillez
consulter ces TDS.
Si vous avez encore des questions n’hésitez pas à contacter email@example.com ou firstname.lastname@example.org.
L’offre doit être envoyée au plus tard le 20/07/2020 par voie
électronique aux adresses e-mail suivantes : email@example.com et firstname.lastname@example.org
INVITATION Online Presentation and Discussion "How we work with civil society" Thursday, 9 July 2020, 14.00 – 15.30h
The scope for civil society to operate and engage in policy processes and as a watchdog, without fear of official disapproval, violence and judicial pursuits, has narrowed in the past two decades. The CIVICUS Monitor reported in 2019 that 40% of the world's population now lives in countries with repressed civic space.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear on the need to engage civil society organisations (CSOs) in implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. With their capacity to bring the voices of those on the frontlines of poverty, inequality and vulnerability into development processes, CSOs can help to ensure no one is left behind. In order to work to their maximum potential, CSOs need members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to provide and promote enabling environments.
We are happy to invite you to the online presentation and discussion of the following recently published Study and Guidance Note:
Registrations by accepting the upcoming outlook invitation are welcome by 6 July 2020. We are looking forward to interesting presentations and discussions. Warm regards,
Head of Institutional Partnership
Senior Policy Advisor Governance /DDLGN